It’s still about networking
“Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”
“Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.”
“Thank you, Simone.”
Ok, so maybe this isn’t the greatest example to show you how networking can be an advantage, but I hope you see what I’m getting at here. We are always networking… whether it be at work, out with friends, or online. Think about your last client meeting. Did you discuss how you can help with a plan or an event? You are networking.
One of the greatest tools for networking nowadays is social media. I find Twitter to be a wonderful opportunity to not just establish friendships, but grow them. But, it takes networking to foster those relationships. How many times have we seen people say that thanks to a Twitter friend, they were able to get an interview or even a job.
I posted this on Facebook recently:
Friendships can be the foundation for life. Some of us have many, others a few. It’s not the quantity, but the quality. Think about it…
We make our foundations stronger by the quality of people we surround ourselves with in life. One great example is when friend tells their friend(s) or colleague(s) about you. Maybe you’ve helped them in the past or provided advice. They’ve now networked and provided another opportunity to meet someone who could help you down the road.
Remember… the contacts you make today could result in success tomorrow.
What are some ways you’ve networked? Let me know in the comments section.
Posted on November 9, 2010, in Branding, Marketing, Personal Branding, Public Relations and tagged clients, Facebook, Friendships, Jason Mollica, job, networking, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.